Hey, the blog is four years old this week...I just realized.
I have a few looks at a Soo Line, formerly Milwaukee Road GP38-2 locomotive. The model belongs to Brian Smith, but I've had it here for weathering for some time. It's actually the 2nd time I've weathered this Athearn Genesis model for Brian. He told me he wanted it to be dirty, as in really dirty. I wasn't happy with the way it turned out the first time so I asked him to let me have a 2nd crack at it.
I really like the look of this patched-out engine, and think one like it would be well-suited for the JSSX. I've searched online a few times for one recently, but haven't been able to come up with one so far.
And one more thing...This link below is to a photo on page 64/65 in the September issue of Model Railroader, showing an extremely well done maintenance shop. The building, the locomotive, and just look at the asphalt ! The layout belongs to Rick Sutton, who also took the photo. I hope we'll get to see more of Rick's layout.